Drury signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The 28-year-old appeared in 21 games in 2020 for the Blue Jays and had a .358 OPS in 49 plate appearances before being designated for assignment at the start of September. Drury provides organizational infield depth for the Mets after the departures of Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez in the trade for Francisco Lindor.
Drury cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to the Blue Jays' alternate training site. Drury failed to make an impact during his time on the big-league roster, hitting just .152/.184/.174 in 49 plate appearances. He now owns a .205/.254/.346 slash line over the last three seasons combined, so it's hardly a surprise that he passed through waivers unclaimed.
The Blue Jays designated Drury for assignment Monday. Drury was cast off the 40-man roster following Monday's acquisition of Jonathan Villar, who is expected to serve as Toronto's everyday shortstop until Bo Bichette (knee) returns from the 10-day injured list. Before being optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate site over the weekend, Drury posted a .358 OPS over his 49 plate appearances with the big club.
Drury was optioned to the Blue Jays' alternate training site Friday. Drury was in the lineup for eight of the Blue Jays' last 13 games, but he picked up just five hits over 25 at-bats during that span, so the team decided to remove him from the roster to open up a spot for Daniel Vogelbach. Chances are Drury will rejoin the big club at some point, but given his .358 OPS on the season, he may not get the chance to play as regularly again.
Drury will start at second base and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Orioles. He'll be filling in at the keystone for Cavan Biggio, who receives his first day off of the season. While Drury likely won't be a serious threat to poach additional starts from Biggio, the 27-year-old's versatility along with the absence of everyday shortstop Bo Bichette (knee) has his playing time on the upswing. Drury is making his fourth start in five games, drawing assignments at three different positions during that stretch.